Hong Kong braces for impending severe thunderstorm and unstable weather in next few hours


27th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 11.10pm today, Hong Kong Observatory announced that a trough of low pressure has led to the development of intense thundery showers in the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary, which may impact Hong Kong in the coming hours. The public is advised to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions. The Thunderstorm Warning was issued at 11.05pm, today, and will remain in effect until 2.30am tomorrow.

Today, an active southerly airstream brought showers and thunderstorms to the Pearl River Estuary area. Additionally, a trough of low pressure affecting northern parts of southern China has been moving towards the coastal areas. Locally, Hong Kong experienced predominantly cloudy conditions with showers and isolated thunderstorms. Tomorrow, the trough of low pressure is expected to bring heavy showers and squally thunderstorms to the coast of Guangdong, gradually moving southward in the following days.

As of 10pm, Typhoon Ewiniar was located approximately 460 kilometres northeast of Manila. It is forecasted to track northeastward at a speed of around 20 kilometres per hour, passing over the seas east of Luzon.

The weather forecast for Hong Kong on Tuesday, predicts mainly cloudy conditions with occasional showers. Showers may be heavy at times accompanied by squally thunderstorms initially. Temperatures are expected to range between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius. Moderate southwesterly winds will shift to moderate easterlies later in the day.

Looking ahead, the following days are expected to be windier with a chance of lingering showers. Unsettled weather conditions are anticipated towards the weekend. The trough of low pressure will continue to bring heavy showers and squally thunderstorms to the coast of Guangdong tomorrow, gradually moving southward in the subsequent days. Additionally, a strong easterly airstream will impact the Guangdong coast. With the trough of low pressure approaching the coastal areas again towards the weekend, the region can expect unsettled weather. Furthermore, Tropical Cyclone Ewiniar is projected to track across the western North Pacific, passing to the south of Japan in the upcoming days.